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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 64,882 People

    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 36 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    A friends moving away.

    .. Well welcome back depression. Don't let the door hit ou on the way out
    leaguegirl97 leaguegirl97 16-17, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 23 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 75 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I never want to talk about it.

    I'm afraid I'm using up everyone's understanding. They can only put up with my bs for so long. How long before they don't care anymore? Before they start blaming me for not getting better?
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    I wouldn't be battling depression right now

    if I haven't even gone to Central School in the first place. Central has ruined my life...
    Trinityde Trinityde 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    on the bus and feeling out of sorts.

    trying to stay level headed but those sad thoughts just keep finding their way in.
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    okay so im on meds but yesterday was one of

    those days i cried about everything i dont know what is wrong with me im getting fed up with myself i want to just crawl into a corner and stay there always today is better but stil just not 100%
    nnumeri nnumeri 22-25, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Funny how the people you need the most in

    desperate times are the main ones to leave you hanging. "The people" I'm talking about are my parents. It's obvious something bothering me and they just don't care. I haven't talked to them in almost four days. I see it as my way of dealing because I've tried talking with them...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel like no one likes talking to me.

    I feel lonely and forgotten a lot. I cry at night and think should I be in this world and do people accept me to be in this world?
    babygirlh95 babygirlh95 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 17 Responses May 27

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    Everyday in my mind is an endless battle.

    think of it as the 300 spartans, they never gave up but in the end they didnt win the battle. I'm slowly losing my battle with depression, because its taking its toll on me, my life, my dreams, my sleep, my social life that seems to be non existant now. Noone cares about what i...
    Palavo88 Palavo88 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    I'm tired of this life.

    I'm tired of this school. I'm tired of these people. I'm tired of classes. I'm tired of the same life. I'm tired of how I think. I'm tired of being discouraged. I'm tired of going through the motions. I'm tired of watching my days go by. I'm just done. I'm a senior in college. I...
    SheIsBroken SheIsBroken 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Nothing's Forever Jamestown Story I can feel

    the distance, your heart seems unsure you put me through hell cause loving you is a war I hope to God you're happy, I hope that you had fun you'll get what you deserve when all is said and done I don't know when, I don't know how but that was then and this is now So baby if we...
    AlyShine AlyShine 18-21, F 6 mins ago

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    I expressed my feelings

    and I feel so much better. I feel like I can see color again.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 32 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 33 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    if im honest I just want to die!

    I dont want to live anymore, whats the point? everyone hates me!
    james3950 james3950 13-15, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    "The darkness is death - we can speak,

    but we are not heard. We can scream but they turn their backs. We can run, but we cannot catch them. It is the dream where arms and legs won't work they way they should, and the air is too thick to breathe. Loved ones walk a mile ahead, forgetting to stop as we fall behind. This...
    isohatetheworld isohatetheworld 13-15, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Everyday I think about suicide,

    And everyday the desire for death in me grows.
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 18-21, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Rough night. Rough week.

    Rough year, i guess...
    h4ll h4ll 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    In Loving Memory Jamestown Story You said

    yourself before, where are you? I'm needing you much more, I guess you never knew And now everything, is gonna fall apart I need you here, not just in my heart This wasn't how it's supposed to be And now I'm torn with misery I won't forget you please don't me In loving memory...
    AlyShine AlyShine 18-21, F 23 mins ago

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    Everyday all day I just feel

    so much pain in my chest. It's not physical pain, but emotional. I feel like this pain of fire is slowly eating me alive and I don't know what to do to stop it. I don't know if this is depression or not, but if so let me tell you if is not pretty. I wish it would be gone. I wish...
    Michelle0choa Michelle0choa 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I'm like a crashing wave on a heated day.

    You don't know if it hurts or feels good. It's the water that may tumble you over and occasionally drown you but refreshing and cooling you down from the scorching heat of life.
    Flowerpush Flowerpush 22-25, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 14 Responses Oct 31

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 29 Responses Jun 16

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I feel like poop about myself today.

    I almost cried during class, but I sucked it up, and fought through the day. I'm not really sure how I feel right now.
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    She says I'm walking in a straight line,

    but that's not really her style. They all got the same heart beat, but hers is falling behind. Nothing in this world could, ever bring them down. Yeah they're invincible and she's just in the back ground. And she says, I wish that I could be like the cool kids, cause all the...
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I recently applied for a new job at a rail road,

    and was offered a job. I was asked to complete an online health questionnaire. It asked if I had ever been treated for depression and what drugs I took currently. I answered truthfully, and said I took Bupropion daily, and Ambien occasionally. A nurse from the rail road called...
    BeenthereDonethat39 BeenthereDonethat39 36-40, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I need to get in and see a therapist.

    My depression and outbursts are getting out of control. Earlier this week, i just wanted to pack my bags, drop the boys off at my sister in law's, and just go...disappear...start a new life.
    2infinityandbeyond 2infinityandbeyond 26-30, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I have clear thoughts on how it will happen

    but lack the courage to follow my dreams...
    Ashlee344 Ashlee344 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    hi.. its raghu i rally lost my life i am

    feeling like a living dead body becouse of the love... i studied my degree in shimoga there i stayed in a hostel and unfortunately loved a girl and even she also give green signal to me with a great and great agreement bt i am not accept that agreement seriously,that agreement...
    raghusuraj raghusuraj 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    im good at vanishing,

    dont worry though. im not a big deal, u will forget me anyways
    angellove19 angellove19 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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